Litigation cases

  • Sheikh Asim Farooq v. Federation of Pakistan etc.

    Opened in 2018 Last development in August, 2019

    Members of civil society filed suit against Pakistan, (impleading several departments including the Planning and Development Department, Punjab Environmental Protection Department, and Housing & Urban Development Department), for failure to plant, protect, manage, preserve, and conserve the t...
  • Ashgar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan (Lahore High Court Green Bench 2015)

    Last development in September, 2015

    An appellate court in Pakistan granted the claims of Ashgar Leghari, a Pakistani farmer, who had sued the national government for failure to carry out the 2012 National Climate Policy and Framework. On September 4, 2015 the court, citing domestic and international legal principles, determined tha...
  • Ali v. Federation of Pakistan (Supreme Court of Pakistan 2016)

    Opened in 2016

    Rabab Ali, a 7-year-old girl who lives in Karachi, is the named petitioner in a challenge to various actions and inactions on the part of Pakistan's federal government and on the part of the Province of Sindh (where Karachi is located). The Petition, filed directly with the country's Supreme Cour...
  • Maria Khan et al. v. Federation of Pakistan et al.

    Opened in 2019

    A coalition of women filed a constitutional petition on their behalf and on behalf of future generations against the Federation of Pakistan. They allege that the federal government's inaction on climate change violated their fundamental rights including the right to a clean and healthy environmen...
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